Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Where The Heck is ’24’?

posted by Douglas Howe

keiferpicforic.jpgSome TV shows are making their way quickly to post-strike prime time. Some are taking awhile and some are in limbo. There are even websites where you can go and weigh in on your opinion.
But one show that is not being talked about much is “24,” and I’m not sure why. Fox made the decision to hold off on the popular Kiefer Sutherland series until January of 2009. 2009!


This means that it will be 19 months between episodes—that’s more than a year and a half! I can’t remember the last time a series went that long off the air and retained its audience. Perhaps Fox believes that people will just buy DVD collections to get their Jack Bauer fix, or maybe they believe absence makes the heart grow fonder even among a fickle TV-watching public. Perhaps they just don’t think anything that good will come along to replace it. But to wait that long is, I believe, ridiculous.
Fox’s reasoning is that, due to the strike, they wouldn’t be able to air 24 consecutive episodes of the series. At least that’s their announced reasoning. However, they had so many options. They could have showed two shows a night for 12 weeks, which would have been so well-received. They could have done back-to-back doubleheader nights to kick it off and then the same at the end. For that matter, they could have even allowed some original TV to stretch into the summer.
I believe that once the Super Bowl is past, Fox has lost their big marketing audience. If so, what a shame that marketing dictated whether or not the show would run or not.
I find “24” one of the more inspiring shows on TV and I’m sorry it’s not on this year. I enjoy watching it with my kids and the discussions that accompany it. Worse, though, I still haven’t heard a good reason yet. 19 months “off” is too dang long.



  • Ann-Marie Cunniff

    I can’t believe they put “24” on the back burner like that. I looked forward to it every week. I think it is realistic in the sense that it reflects current issues and the possibilities. It’s one of the best shows and movies I have seen Keifer Sutherland in. i hope they change their schedule on it and we see it earlier.

  • rage

    Praise the Lord!
    With any luck, they’ll cancel this ridiculous foolishness. How many ‘terrorists’ can this fool terrorize before he is officially as bad as the terrorists himself?

  • Donna Dyer

    Where do they think is foolishness? Maybe somebody should watch cartoon shows if they don’t like 24. It could be a more popular show if it was aired on one of the 3 major networks. If they can leave stupid reality shows on, they can certainly leave 24!!I will be waiting impatiently. Forever loyal.

  • J. Stuckers

    Hey rage…
    How do you know how many terrorists hes terrorized if you don’t like the show???????

  • COUCH POTATO

    I HAVE BEEN WATCHING 24 FOR YEARS AND LATELY
    I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR 24, BUT FOX ISN’T SHOWING IT TILL JAN 2010. I THINK THAT 24 IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV. FOX MADE A BAD CALL THIS TIME. I THINK 24 SHOULD SELL THEIR SHOW TO THE NEW ‘THIS’ CHANNEL 5.2 IN LOS ANGELES AND FIND ANOTHER NATIONAL CHANNEL TO AIR IT AND DROP FOX. 24 RULES.

  • http://www.monclerus.com/ monlcer online store

    Buddha let me become a moncler coats tree, growing on the roadside that you pass moncler outewear by every day. Under the moncler clothing sunlight, It carefully bloomed with moncler jackets flowers all over, Every bloom is my moncler longing from a previous http://www.monclerus.com/ life.

  • http://www.yslshoestore.com/ monlcer online store

    Love yves saint laurent boots begins with a smile,grows with a kiss and ends with a discount yves saint laurent shoes tear. The brightest future will always be based on a Yves Saint Laurent Booties forgotten past,you can”t get on well in yves saint laurent shoes life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches http://www.yslshoestore.com/.

  • http://www.topuggworld.com/ monlcer online store

    The happiest people do not necessrily have the best ugg australia boots of everything,they just make the most of everything that comes ugg boots along.Happiness exists discount ugg boots for those who cry,those who are hurt,those who have ugg boots sale searched,and those who have tried http://www.topuggworld.com/ .

  • http://www.goodfurboots.com/ monlcer online store

    Giving someone all your love cheap ugg boots sale is never an assurance that they will love discount ugg boots you back! Do not wait for love in return,just wait for cheap ugg boots it to grow in their ugg boots heart but if does not,be content it grows in ugg boots sale yours.It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone,but it takes a http://www.goodfurboots.com/ lifetime to forget someone.

  • http://www.toryburchus.com/ monlcer online store

    I long to meet tory burch boots you also because I have a lot to give tory burch shoes you, although that might be unimportant to you and you will never tory burch sale need it, but still I want to give tory burch it to you, I’d better give it to http://www.toryburchus.com/ you!

  • http://www.topfashiontrade.com Custom NFL Jerseys Wholesale

    Thanks for your infor

Previous Posts

Pee-wee Herman is Headed Back to the Big Screen
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQT8tZ3AFgk[/youtube] Pee-wee Herman fans get excited - Paul Reubens announced, on The Tonight Star Staring Jimmy Fallon, there will be another Pee-wee Herman movie installment. Rumors surfaced years ago that a Pee Wee movie was in the works but at the tim

posted 3:55:34pm Oct. 30, 2014 | read full post »

‘VeggieTales: In The House’ Has a Brand New Look, Now Available on Netflix
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGcZ640zAjU[/youtube] New episodes of the Dream Works Christian-Animated kids series “VeggieTales: In the House,” are now available with a whole new look. VeggieTales, which has been around for more than 25 years, recently teamed up with Dream Works, a m

posted 2:06:07pm Oct. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Role Reversal Documentary Delves Into the World of Caring for Aging Parents
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVQaKZE7ag4[/youtube] What will you do when your aging parents can no longer take care of themselves? Role Reversal, a feature length documentary by Filmmaker Chris Nicholas explores this very question, one that millions are facing today. In the film, he sha

posted 11:39:11am Oct. 30, 2014 | read full post »

A Historical Look at Funk Pioneer James Brown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXQsOa1Wbcs   James Brown was one of the most influential performers in the 20th Century. Now you can see exclusive footage in a feature –length documentary. Produced by Sir Mick Jagger, 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' premiers on HBO tonight 9:00

posted 1:39:28pm Oct. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Blasting Off in an Imperfect World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HodFzcJHIYI 23 Blast is a touching film about Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) who was a high school football player for the Corbin High School Redhounds in Kentucky and was stricken with Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis, which  destroyed his optical nerves. But Coach Ferris

posted 9:14:00am Oct. 21, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.